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Old 09-11-2008, 03:20 AM
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Default My New 4 Week Old Puppy~*

Hi guys.

I just got this chihuahua/weiner mix puppy today. The breeders said she was around 1 month old. I noticed her brothers were playful and wobbling/walking around but she just sits there...pretty much.

Ive had her for about 7 hours now. She hasnt drank much of her milk......
and all she doing is sleeping.

I know 4 weeks is a little too young but the breeder insisted it was okay because her mother has no more milk left....

I would like to know how many hours 4 week old puppies usually sleep....
and some other tips for a healthy puppy~
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:34 AM
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Wow! That is VERY early to be bringing home a puppy.

The Mother not having enough milk is Not a good reason....Those Pups need to be with there Mother and litter mates for At Least 7 weeks (that is where they learn manners and such). That is sad to here. Poor pup.

As for the sleeping i know a 2-3 month old sleeps about 14 hours a day if not more......So a 4 week old will be sleeping Alot more than that. So dont worry about that. Lots of sleep is normal.

What did this "breeder" tell you to feed her?
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:58 AM
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4 weeks is more than a little too young, and Tasha is correct about puppies needing their mothers and littermates for at LEAST 7 weeks.

I would recommend you get this puppy to a vet immediately.

IMO it is reprehensible to place a 4 week old puppy with ANYONE, esp. novice owner. The level of ignorance it takes to do this is almost beyond me.

Best of luck with your puppy, and please get this pup to a vet.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:00 AM
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This is too young to be taken from the mother, but at the same time if the breeder doesn't want the pups any longer, a good/loving home is the next best thing which you are trying to provide.

I don't know a lot about pups at that age, but how about a checkup by your vet to make sure all is okay.
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:04 PM
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Way too young !!!!
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Old 09-11-2008, 01:07 PM
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It's especially important the small puppies eat. Their blood sugar can drop so quickly. You're feeding puppy milk replacement and not the kind of milk you drink, right?
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:13 PM
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I hope the breeder didn't charge you a lot for her, obviously this is not a reputable breeder, and I hope that you are not financially supporting this kind of practice. Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:55 PM
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What have you been feeding her? Has she been going to the bathroom? I really hope she turns out Okay, health and temperament wise, taking them so early can mess them up, but if you try hard to keep her healthy and socialize her she should turn out just fine but you have to go above and beyond. Such a shame her breeder was so awful Stick around here so you learn what a good breeder is. His eyes are still infant blue...*sigh*

Good luck and keep us updated!

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Old 09-11-2008, 06:40 PM
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I don't have experience here but please take the advice of those who offer it! It could save the dog's life.

Best of luck.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:47 PM
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after about 2 nights i was really stressed out I myself got sick because i was worried for this puppies life...i drove to the breeders house, but she wouldnt open door or answer the phone so i called animal services and they left a voice mail..after that i called and they picked up right away. i let her know im going to leave her there with the mother and pick her back up a month later.

I miss her already but i think its for the best !

thanx for the replies
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